Friday, May 29, 2020

Unveiling Early Bird

Okay, get ready for the big surprise.  I fell head over heels for Early Bird pattern at Cape May and had to bring the pattern home.  It is designed by Lori Brechlin and sold by Spruce Ridge Studios.  It was great as designed but when I started pulling loops had a different vision for my finished rug ~ I wanted framing all around.  

Kris always draws her patterns with a nice margin beyond the design so used that plus an added piece of cotton to the left and right side for ease of hooking.  
Below is the photo of the Kris' hooked Early Bird.  I like her textured wool for the bird's breast much better than what I used.  Also like her angled tail feathers.....maybe I'll change mine.
TGIF for all you worker bees, for me it is just another weekend day.



  1. I think your added border and worms makes a good pattern even better. And your bird looks more fracktur-like than the other. Frakturs are my thing!

  2. Looks great & your colors are perfect !!!

  3. I so like the border around this. What a great change up! Janice

  4. Hi Saundra,
    You really made it your own and I just love how it all came together!! I love this pattern too, and as I shared with you, I made the punchneedle version!! Great job, my friend!!! Hope you are keeping cool!!!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

  5. It's fantastic! Two worms are better than one:-) Heehee

  6. I love your added border!!!
    So what's next?

  7. I love the border too. Great job as always.

  8. A bird in the hand is worth two worms in the border??? ;-) Sorry....couldn't resist. LOVE your tweaks and "personalizations".....I really like your darker background wool. I would probably have never noticed the angled tail feathers in Kris's version, but, yeah...I kinda do like that. Like Lauren siad...what's next??? ~Robin~

  9. Your border is wonderful and i love your crisp color choices i think it goes well with the straight lines of the tail. Your inside background is so compliments the whole rug. Great job! On to the next? looking forward to it.


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